After 43 years, Victor Jara’s killer is convicted

A Florida jury has found a former Chilean general culpable of the torture and murder of the popular folk singer Victor Jara, following the Pinochet coup in 1973. Jara was the most prominent martyre of the wave of mass murders.

Pedro Pablo Barrientos Nuñez, who lives in the US, was ordered to pay $28m in damages to Jara’s widow and daughters. He may now face extradition proceedings for trial in Chile.

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Maybe justice will be done at last.

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